Ginger Turmeric Latté

September 24 2019 – Ana Kafie

Ginger Turmeric Latté

Ginger Turmeric Latté


This year I started a nightly ritual of sipping on a warm cup of this delicious ginger turmeric latté and I can’t begin to rave about how awesome it has been. It is packed with 2 of my favourite roots that are filled with amazing benefits. Although all of the ingredients in this tea are fantastic for you I am going to focus mainly on Turmeric and Ginger for the purpose of keeping this as short as possible.

TURMERIC:

  • Main active ingredient is Curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory & antioxidant
  • Is now being studied for its effect on treating and preventing cancer, so far the results are favourable
  • Has been found to improve depression in some studies conducted
  • Aids in maintaining brain health (including alzheimers protection)
  • Helps in controlling arthritis pain
  • Aids in relieving gastrointestinal problems
  • Helps clear skin
  • many many more

GINGER:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Powerful pain reliever (arthritis, menstrual cramps, osteoporosis)
  • Successful in treating nausea
  • Aids in relieving gastrointestinal problems
  • Cold & Flu buster
  • Powerful anti-fungal properties
  • Blocks bacterial infections
  • Helps improve brain function
  • many many more

If this doesn’t convince you to give this latté a try, I don’t know what will! I prefer to blend my latté up instead of simply straining after boiling it due to the fact that consuming the entire root of ginger and turmeric provides much more nutrients and allows you to experience the full benefits.


INGREDIENTS:

2 Inches Fresh Ginger Root, sliced
2 Inches Fresh Turmeric Root (not the powder), sliced
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Cup Water
1 ⅓ Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (naturally vanilla flavoured is my favourite)
1 TSP Coconut Oil
2 TSP Natural Honey (I buy mine from the local farmers market)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small sauce pan, bring water to boil and add ginger, turmeric and cinnamon stick. Let simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low, remove cinnamon stick and add coconut milk, stir for 1 minute just to warm up the coconut milk
  3. Add the warm mixture to a blender and add coconut oil and honey.
  4. Blend until smooth
  5. Top with extra cinnamon powder if desired
  6. ENJOY!

*If you do not have a powerful blender you may end up with some chunks, strain if you desire a completely smooth latté*

DISCLAIMER: TURMERIC STAINS, so be careful when working with it. If you have a glass blender you’re fine, but if it is plastic it will likely attain a yellowish hue to it like mine, but hey no one is judging you on your blender’s appearance – as long as it works I’m happy!

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